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Review of “The Other Daughter” by Lauren Willig

Last week, I started a free trial of Audible.com and decided to use the opportunity to “read” Willig’s standalone novel.  I love her Pink Carnation novels and since this took place in the 1920’s I was ecstatic.  I don’t know if I built it up in my head since I’d waited so long for it, …

The Best of 2015 and Resolutions for 2016

The ball has dropped, Ol’ Blue Eyes has sung, and 2016 is officially here, which means it is time to look back at the year that was and towards the year that has just begun.  That, of course, means a Best Of List.  Normally, I don’t limit my best of’s to one year, but I …

The Worst Books I Read This Year

Last week, I posted the best books I read this year.  Tonight, I’m going to continue the fun by listing my least favorite books of the year.  As before, these books weren’t necessarily published this year. 1. The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde I read and reviewed this book almost a full year ago, …

All the Paranormals…

It seems that October is paranormals month.  Maybe it has to do with Halloween being this month, but all I seem to want to read are paranormals.  I started out with older Kay Hoopers (Out of the Shadows, Whisper of Evil) and then moved onto her newer books.  To be honest, I had all but given …

Snow Day Reading?

Here on the East Coast we had a pretty big snow storm yesterday–we got more than twice what was predicted and I know a lot of people stayed home from work and school today because of the snow and frigid temperature combination.  I actually managed not shoveling today (my aunt stayed home and used the …

Review of “The Passion of the Purple Plumeria” by Lauren Willig

I first discovered the Pink Carnation novels back in February 2012 when I heard Ms. Willig read from The Garden Intrigue at Lady Jane’s Salon (the first romance novel reading series in New York City).  Unfortunately, I wasn’t immediately able to get my hands on that book, so my introduction to the series came in the …

Two Free Books for August 1st

Normally, I get my free books from Bookbub, but today’s links come from Lauren Willig, author of the Pink Carnation Series (Pink X comes out on August 6th) and Smart Bitch Sarah over at SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.com. 1. Dark Angel by Tracy Grant Adam Durward is an outsider in both his mother’s India and his father’s England. Too …

Do You Have A Reading Soundtrack?

Last night, I was reading (I finally found a book I like!!!) and listening to music when Falling Slowly from Once the Musical came on, and I realized that it is probably one of the most perfect songs for a romance novel.  The opening lines alone represent so many romance novel relationships.  They are: I …